Later, Gladwell compares Langan with Oppenheimer , the father of the atomic bomb . Noting that they typify innate natural abilities that should have helped them both succeed in life, Gladwell argues that Oppenheimer's upbringing made a pivotal difference in his life. Oppenheimer grew up in one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in Manhattan , was the son of a successful businessman and a painter, attended the Ethical Culture Fieldston School on Central Park West , and was afforded a childhood of concerted cultivation.  Outliers argues that these opportunities gave Oppenheimer the chance to develop the practical intelligence necessary for success.  Gladwell then provides an anecdote: When Oppenheimer was a student at University of Cambridge he attempted to poison one of his tutors. He avoided punishment, and continued his studies by using the skills gained from his cultivated upbringing in his negotiation with the university's administrators, who had wanted to expel him. 
This was a brilliant, disturbing broadcast. Please resist the calls to narrow your focus. Your show is simultaneously about the techniques of legal interpretation, and about translation of facts, that is words, sentences, phrases, into the last fourteen years of everywhere war on whoever. Think of this program as a contribution to the work of Tom Paine and Edward R. Murrow. At the same time, its about the ways in which language is used, converted, translated and corrupted to justify a war without end: in the company of Stanley Fish. Ought to be played in elementary school and circulated widely in the internet/public square. Good work!